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PBS
May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relationship, unquote, is now emerging. item. china needs technology and germany needs markets. structural similarities and shared economic interests are key for this emerging special relationship. item, germany's ap
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 6:00am EDT
and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own whe
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
to say germany was surrounded by friends and everything is wonderful. obviously we need to take a fresh look because o'land is our immediate neighbor, part of our club, our union, and pole -- pollland has a bored irwith ukraine and if there's chaos in ukraine and beyond it affects our very own security and that of all of nate at the and the i as well. so, yes, i think there must be a comprehensive review of our priorities, both in the e.u. and in nato, but let's not do it, if i may say so with foaming at the mouth. let's do it cool, and let's do it also, always, in -- with having in mind consistency. >> on that thought we're going to questions from the audience. if you just briefly give your name and affiliation. you know the rule, a question, not a statement. >> thank you. from george washington university. we talked about in april of 2008 the nato summit decided to not extend membership action to ukraine and georgia, and within four months georgia was invaded. with hindsight, the word wisdom has been subpoena number of times today. is it your view that things in -- not to extend prote
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 2:00am EDT
by the principle that europe, germany, and united states could not wish for a more reliable partner respectively than we have in the transatlantic alliance. the alliance is a prime importance to all of us and this is the basis for our very close economic cooperation as well. the transatlantic economic the whole 15ure on million jobs on that side of the atlantic. it is indispensable. german companies alone a great in more than 600,000 jobs over haveand american companies created 800,000 jobs as of now. the u.s. chamber of commerce is an eloquent testament to these very close integrations of our tool economic areas. the world has changed incredibly. you have more of a political and theomic weight of economies, the overall framework of the g 20. the global financial and economic crisis as greatly impaired progress and growth in the countries which has a lasting impact. globally, we see a tightening of growth which is something we are very pleased to. of imf is excepting growth 3.6% and next year to 3.9%. reason for usbe a to be complacent. in europe and the united states, just as other industrializ
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
, we can only be successful partnering with friends like germany. we will not succeed if we are doing that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable cont
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
repeatedly. we were promised that after germany's unification than it would not spread eastward. a started expanding and incorporating former warsaw treaty countries. we heard in response this does not concern you. nations and countries have the war to choose the way of ensuring the security. that's true, but it's also true when the infrastructure of the military bloc approaches our borders we have grounds for apprehension question. no one could deny as this right. he went on to say have been no and western leaders have long many times tsongas, made decisions behind the back of price wars and accomplished fact some today we want to examine whether in natal and the newly expanded nato alliance is now reaping the whirlwind of that decision and the ukraine. the of a very distinguished panel of people here today who are essentially present at the creation in one way or another. you will have biographies, but briefly the former foreign minister and actually first prime minister and then foreign minister of poland, going to make the your first name. on my immediate left, prime minister of poland
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essential this relationship is. alliance is.-eu critical to global stability, peace, and freedom. this has been p
PBS
May 2, 2014 7:00pm PDT
a lot of business interests in russia a single cent. in germany an awesome friend sent me this was the sanctions area and i come back to inti into the hat the eu and the degree of greenwich in the us has less at stake in the eu and the thing kept a journal has to say once again cnn's dutch bank that france has you add it to be a match except that each run shot to be improved if the sanctions were doing on the wrong manner and they're pushing one step too much they can be like no one on your neck shrink and it's bringing the total stock market as well. santa clara markets treatments. we can market disliked i know we live in the globalized world where china and russia. a lot more corn and hot gases and this is the chili stew because europe is really not found a good replacement for whatever gas whatever energy to getting from russia that has a lot of talk about ramping up nuclear development even in germany which has sworn off to the development their talks with france about a new energy future which has got to include nuclear few talking about france. so until the console i
PBS
May 2, 2014 5:00pm PDT
march reminiscent of nineteen thirties germany through the city demanding that the ports regime not take definitive action too assert its control over the keystone of the country. armed and with this pressure that's on them to do something. it seems likely that they will further attempt incursions and just what you say that mom that we've been hearing to the old saying from outback a bomb. i think we can just hear the sand by committee and when he actually said he believed to be. i kept up with the wild child restraints are consumed the biggest concerns that we've seen as the russian propaganda that has been blasted out non stop suggesting somehow that the ukrainian government is responsible for the problems in eastern ukraine. the crane government has shown remarkable restraint throughout this process. her strength yet. well of course this is the way it actually american propaganda littered with incredible hypocrisy and double standards because president obama and the rest of us foreign policy establishment when making such statements about the rights of government not to use force to r
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
in germany with hitler? an ableonsidered manager. that is basically what happened. that is basically the root of the problem today with the theine that is part of russian establishment. do you know what happened? 1994, russian elite, the ruling class, those who benefited the most and privatized the results of the --ocratic revolution of 1991 i haven't seen any of those in the so-called white house in augustthe coup 1991. they were quick to privatize the and gasw from the oil experts, which is still the basic economy. amazing the russian onte today is mostly based -- that is the answer to the question. russian elite to enable, theleft russia to post-soviet propaganda that is what it is today. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> it is very painful for me to say these things. nd disappointed but did you think this would be a back door way? this would morph into an to nato pathway membership even though at the time it was painted in a different fashion? >> i will be frank. at this moment, we are very disappointed. the -- fourhat was nato membership, for the first time, and member of the polish governmen
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
sanctions against russia. germany ruthlessly pursued its mercantile interest and the lobbyist wrong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including the former german chancellor. he is making money helping national gas -- natural gas flow. >> which goes to one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, correct? >> it is a rather blunt instrument. choice than tono try sanctions. politics are a flaw. ismany is what russia -- rubbish' partner. partner.ading what jacktell you lew had to say. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the time crimeaussia went into since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial in russia'sn and -- weak economy. we see it in their exchange rate and stock exchange and a number of important economic indicators. they were downgraded to one notch above junk and with the rationale and the bond rating was in part the sanctions being imposed. the question is how do we proceed and occur -- a careful way step-by-step
PBS
May 2, 2014 10:30am PDT
ukraine and germany. this is true of harnessing. wait a second in kimonos has lost its not considered an opponent and notes upon the cause of the swelling the ukrainian fine. the one scene. bonnie's life the county. and i was some breaking news on the sea at least two ukrainian troops and one self defense funny to have been killed to kiev relaunch the miniature castle on the east tennessee to have fun be honest which is held my anti government protest as the cca in the donetsk region has a population of just about a hundred thousand. and it's now been painted with people unable to monterey scary. the us. you can see the times of desperate non locals have been trying to prevent it brings me to call a black criminal unseen by simply standing in the way the truth didn't seem all that can stand up for a show which kicks off at the leak came from by the ground and ground and that was the helicopters were sent to read these kinds of that plan b i t was gunned down by the self defense forces the ukrainian army decided to hold and race fall in the corrections. and an injured my leg was taken
CNN
May 2, 2014 10:00am PDT
. >>> other news, president obama and germany's leader facing some serious questions today on foreign policy flash points including the crisis in ukraine. the president just wrapped up a joint news conference with the german chancellor angela merkel. the u.s. is warning of tougher sanctions against russia over ukraine. the president saying the preference is a diplomatic solution but if that doesn't happen the next step is more sanctions. he says he understands the concerns of some european countries but he's confident the u.s. and the european union will stand together. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countri
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works art has the chance to get ahead. -- i also wantt to say
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
the time to sit down and strategize. >> explain why the curiosity in germany concerning the nsa revelations is likely to be high? we have moved on now, thinking most of the questions will focus on the ukraine. but that is not the case in germany. >> that's right. there is similaring outrage over what emerged from the nsa concerning the eavesdropping on the chancellor's phone as she had private conversations. it really shook the relationship between president obama and chancellor merkel, and also on the u.s.'s ability to be a friendly nation. so the germans have not moved past this. they are still looking for answers. the german government asked that the nsa turn over the german nsa files and the obama administration so far as refused to do that. >> we should point out that there are also dueling sensitivities on both sides of the pond and there is a reason that angela merkel is so upset. >> absolutely. you can certainly imagine the level of outrage, i think all of the nations know that all nations spy, but when you are talking about personal phone calls that's a different matter. so you may
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
to gorbachev that nato would not expand, for instance, to eastern germany. we could not find it, maybe somebody find it, but we have no record. we had no records of that. but gorbachev apparently seems to believe still today that he had such a promise. and president yeltsin believed that he had a promise, and they detail how he was led to believe that, that partnership for peace was with instead of nato in -- [inaudible] not the first step, not a preparative step which i knew because delbert and then christopher and my western european colleagues spent time to explain that to me. while they failed to tell that to president putin -- to president yeltsin at that time. so that brings me back to my point. it's not enough for the to be on the right side of history. it's important. but they should speak in clear terms. that's what russians deserve. that's what putin deserves. that's what russian parliament deserves. that's what ukrainian people in particular today because they are suffering in the war actually. so they deserve very, very clear message. and the message which meets the end. because som
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
at the u.s. chamber of commerce and she will be focusing her comments on u.s. trade relations with germany. >> republic of germany. >> good morning, everybody. pleasure to a great welcome my friend, chancellor house. to the white germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. and with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief, comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunities for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned that our businesses created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told, our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to --ating good restriction good construction jobs rebuilding america. i want t
FOX News
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "dude." you know what, this was an important part of history in our country for this country. he di
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
forward unilaterally with those sectoral sanctions but germany is the linchpin here. so president obama will be trying to do some arm twisting. as you say, another issue that might come up the nsa, the two leaders could discuss the fact that german chancellor merkel was quite upset by the revelations that her cell phone had been happened. but the issue of ukraine will overshadow all of the other issues. >> and jean cummings, you've covered economics in the business world for so many years and you've got bp and bsaf and deutsche bank and these other global companies, german and british companies really considering bp with heavy investments in russia. pressuring the leaders, cameron, merkel and hollande, the big three. >> there's a fair amount of tension there and germany is -- their biggest trading partner is russia. there are big stakes for germany in these negotiations however it is also important that the world show a united front. and merkel has talked about the need to come together in europe and to agree upon what -- how to proceed. and she is tougher than many of the others. and s
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
it repeatedly saying we were promised after germany's unification nato wouldn't expand eastward but they started expanding and taking warsaw treaty countries. when we said why are you doing this we heard this doesn't concern you nations and countries have the right to chose their own security. and he said that is true. but whether the infrastructure of military blocks or approaches our borders we must take concern steps and no one can deny this. he said nato and leaders lied many times and placed before him an accomplished fact and that is what happened with nato expansion. tonight we want to examine whether nato and the expanded nato alliance is reaping the worldwind of the decision in ukraine. we have a panel here of people who were present at the creation in one way or another. the former minister and then -- or first prime minister and then former minister of poland here and i will butcher your name. he was the prim minister in '87 when they were first invited to join. next is the foreign minister at the waning base of the soviet union and 1991-1996 of russia and was involved in this drama.
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
PBS
May 2, 2014 7:00am PDT
is correct in austria in germany that makes five percent in france people cannot find jobs makes more than eleven percent in an elite four percent against the background of the ongoing crisis the european expert analysts say that today about the killer paradox would take an anti crisis measures the study leads to some financial stability in the introduction of measures to reduce social benefits lead to a reduction in consumption and traditional economic growth that drives the economy to a standstill we do multiple chris woodward it's about hope we see the situation in greece yes there was a certain financial stabilization and revenue consumption has fallen sharply. the prospects have changed dramatically to the worst loss forecast an economy's growth prospects the cubans who will be speaking from an east coast according to us out there already eighty five million poor people in eu countries the same number of people is under the threat of falling into poverty the most serious situation is in bulgaria romania and greece were a number of poor people reaches nearly half of the population when
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool? guest: it is limited and a blunt instrument but also there is no other choice. not a lot of other alternatives. politics are flawed, too. germany is russia's's largest trading partner in the eu. they have more economic interest in the u.s. and its owing to be hard to pressure russia and a major way unless the europeans are willing to play. host: let me share what jack lew told members of congress when it came to sanctions and at russia and the wealthy individuals linked to president putin. [video clip] >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea and since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial deterioration in rush's already weak economy. we see and
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
exports gas into the eu the first country of transit let's say germany or ukraine or other eu countries, could not say, they couldn't dictate you may not pass this on without my permission to another country. what it allowed it to do the minute the gas comes into the eu it is not eu gas and to be transferred for the. as we talked before about reversing the clothes from poland hungary to slovakia into ukraine that would not impossible in 2009 because of the regular structure that was in place. by working with europe to get the regulatory structure their making some investments, getting them to make investments in infrastructure their less reliant today. but as russia will continue to be a supplier into europe there's more we can do together to make sure that reliance is diminished, and quite significantly. >> is a pipe dream for americans to see themselves in anything like the near future providing natural gas to europe and with that have any effect on our domestic market? or do we have so much that it would simply mean a new market and a new perhaps reduction in the trade imbalance if w
CNBC
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
has put up for sale and includes other allergy medication such as claritin. reports say germany's buyer is closing in on a deal to buy the unit for about $14 billion. on wednesday, another possible bidder, said it was no longer in the running. they could announce the transaction in the next few days. shares in frankfurt at this hour, they're trading up, a bit over 1% at the moment. back to you. >> bertha, thanks for that. good to see you. >> you, too. >> thank you. >>> in earnings news, linkedin reported a net loss. excluding items, the professional social networking site beat analyst forecasts as revenue rose 46%. membership rose 7%, the same growth rate as the fourth quarter. linkedin is forecasting full-year revenue growth below analyst estimates. shares in linkedin today currently up, 4% in frankfurt. they were down heavily after hours in the united states. >>> kraft foods has reported higher first quarter profits helped by cost cuts and moves to manage prices for key ingredients. revenue fell which missed analysts forecasts. kraft will be raising prices for nearly half of i
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
relationships between the u.s. and germany in the past. >> the snowden spy stuff really poisoned relationships. it is going to be on the back burner, but it will be raised. that won't dominate the conversation. there will be a little bit of talk about getting these trade talks back in order. merkel is meeting with companies in the states as well. for the most part, i think they have four hours of talk scheduled. this is going to be about ukraine's and how you unify and make sure that the u.s. and the eu are on the same page and how you can convince the russians the errors of their ways. >> hans, we will leave it there. correspondent,al hans nichols. >> pharma frenzy friday. uprazeneca's vid is going -- bid is going up. does seem, we were talking about consolidation. this is about drawing battle about right? this is every large pharmaceutical company trying to take a chunk of the business. >> what you have here is the king of the megamerger. they have done these deals before. destruction isue a big moot point. at the moment, what they're saying is they will a 50 quit on the table and are prepar
PBS
May 1, 2014 5:30pm PDT
briefly disrupted the planned speech. in germany berlin is bracing itself for an idea but the rest of the city hosts the left wing demonstration that it is the class is almost every year. thousands of police are on duty helping to prevent a repeat of the violence of the past. israel that was a prime minister there says he wants to officially declare the country. a jewish state and human destiny on he says that the country's parliament should also know declaring israel's demands of the jewish people. nineteen was one of the stumbling blocks in peace tools for the palestinians that we see right down and speed shop the croissants by the us and the eu israeli arabs handles in on tues. can democrats to find excuse to be jewish state has been stools. one of ireland's most prominent political figures is facing a second night in police custody. under questioning over a notorious murder his name is carrie and tim swanson c'mon for the ira place between thinks he is a peacemaker in orphan islands has denied any involvement in the kidnapping and month a team of coal will mark the ten children
PBS
May 1, 2014 6:30am PDT
the usually do when the ease that did that did the most powerful company needed to go in germany and many other counties do. and in that situation. he is. marine shooting. upn nationalities she's the main threats for europe a bikini we consider european history than nationalism in europe aware the rules for total war lower. and the european project it was. the whereas the deposed by the father is exactly in order to afford to and to upn mentioned these pseudo boy as well he described a german media as a sort of ballerina leaving the dolls but isn't there to buy him any time in this we need a strong european publicly dissed phone connection we need a federal europe and at the same time you write. i'm convinced that invoking mall strength of the european union would be only a message that risks scaring the links to how your goal is to make one more year of not less than i ever needed you the same ordeal it's been a week we read through the courts have to stress we want a different user. and c thirty different parties is that i believe that who we are presented. of these the ideology of the
BBCAMERICA
May 1, 2014 7:00am EDT
it will be able to cope. we are seeing the beginning of next year, europe's richest economy, germany, so far without a national minimum wage is going to introduce one. it's about $12 an hour. that's under political pressure. we all know switzerland is a rich country. that's going to hold referendum to decide whether or not to introduce minimum wage of its own, $25 an hour. >> wow. interesting. great stuff from you. we'll talk to you soon. our own joining us from our newsroom. one more story for you on the labor day reforms. late wednesday, the brazilian president announced the move toward lower taxes for workers and 10% hike for poor. the the announcement comes as a popularity as all this five months before elections. okay. let's talk about this. see these babies laying around here. take a look. you may not see them again. going to talk about a sticky dispute. the indian alfonzo mango known as king of fruit. from today, they are banned. no more from the european union. authorities in brussels found consignments were infested with fruit flies. india says we've fix had the problem. the price h
Bloomberg
May 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
. >> there are four companies involved. sprint is 80% owned by softbank. t mobile is 67% owned by germany's deutsche telekom. that's why it is so confusing. >> is the government involved? >> absolutely, you have to get this passed the fcc and the department of justice. is the fourth-largest carrier in the u.s. only block the at&t deal with everyone thought would go through. >> $23 billion is the valuation? julian emmanuelle is with us from ubs. the fed has expressed confidence that we can grow going forward given the fact that we are continuing to taper. now we are seeing corporate executives express the same confidence in m&a. a month ago, we predicted it could grow by 17% this year. now, the numbers look like it's closer to 40%. >> will we see nominal gdp? you guys say the word confidence too much. that's what this is about. >> we were just talking about capex. m&a is just buying someone else's capital stock. you will get rewarded for that in the future. i bring it back to getting off the zero rate environment. i think zero rate of the most corrosive thing that anyone has ever seen and if you want
CNBC
May 1, 2014 4:00am EDT
. very different in structures like germany and france. doesn't belong in the sing currency in my opinion. whether it joined the european union is the question. there's plenty to game. membership in the single market, it's a huge positive, particularly when you open up markets with trade and investment. that's been the anchor for growth in places like poland and the czech republic. the institutional reforms that need to join the european union are important. these are countries that net beneficiaries in a fiscal sense. they have huge structural funds flowing to these countries in order to facilitate the catch up growth. >> the new members of the eu, how long before they join the euro? because it's implied that when you join the eu now, you also at some point will enter single currency. >> the uk has an appetite. the new members don't. so it is implicit within the terms of the succession that they will at some point -- yet to be determined -- join a single currency. that's the key point, the events of the past two or three years has an appetite for entry into the single currency. czech, hu
Bloomberg
May 1, 2014 4:00am EDT
. referring to the experience of germany. strictly't follow very . we are in a recovery stage and italy has got a public debt a bit higher than what germany had. i still think that the structural reforms they need do not require big deficits. they require implementation. i still prefer to see more work on structural reforms rather than saying -- >> it might be easier. that was the point i was making. >> it you look at the structural reforms, it boils down to the problem italy has had before. politics, it is mustering the support to push these reforms and have the dozens of political parties backing matteo renzi. is he the guy that is going to push this through? if he doesn't, does italy have a chance? >> it is more likely that renzi then berlusconi's government. willingness to implement structural reforms. renzi does have a fragmented majority behind him. however, it is also in the interest of the party. so renzi has to master the actually giving up implementing reforms. >> institutional reform or structural reform? one presumably has to go hand-in-hand with the other. get the institutional
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 1:00am EDT
will be gone, it meant when russian exports gas into the e.u., the first country of transit, germany, ukraine or other e.u. countries, they cooperate dictate you may not pass this on without my permission to another country. what it allowed it to do, the minute the gas comes into the e.u., it is now e.u. gas and can be transferred further. when we talked earlier about reversing the flows into ukraine, that would not have been possible in 2009 because of the regulatory structure that was in place. so by working with them to get the regulatory structure there, they are less relipet today. but as russia will continue to be a supplier into europe, there is more we can do together to make sure that reliance is diminished, and quite significantly. >> forgive the pun, but? is it a pipe dream for americans to see themselves in anything like the near future providing natural gas to europe, and would that have any effect on our domestic market? or do we have so much that it would simply mean a new market and a new perhaps reduction in the trade imbalance if we were able to do that. >> i think the unite
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2014 9:00pm EDT
exports gas into the eu, the first country of transit, let's say germany or ukraine or other eu countries could not -- they could not dictate you may not pass this on without my permission to another country. what it allowed it to do is a minute a gas comes and it is eu gas and can be transferred further. we talked about reversing the flows from poland to hungary from slovakia into ukraine. that would not have been possible in 2000 nine because of the regulatory structure that was in place. i working with europe to get the regulatory structure there, making some investments and getting them to make investments in infrastructure, they are less reliant today. as russia will continue to be a supplier into europe emma there is more we can do together to make sure that that reliance is diminished and quite significantly. fors it a pipe dream americans who see themselves in anything like the near future europeng natural gas to and would that have any effect on our domestic market or do we have so much that it would ,imply mean a new market trades reduction in the investments if we were able to
PBS
Apr 30, 2014 9:00am PDT
. then prime minister seems on bay games to boost economic cooperation between japan and germany he says he wants smaller enterprises from both nations to deepen cooperation to promote economic growth based in germany the first leg of his european tour in berlin he spoke at a gathering of executives from about twenty small and midsize firms in both nations it all up two dozen of them japan is placing importance on the economic alliance with the european and u it's a keeper bt we are making our government's efforts to conclude an economic partnership agreements with the eu. tata said smaller firms in both japan and germany have skills to make high quality products. so these enterprises are the cornerstone of the two economies. the contribution is crucial to spur growth the people responsible for disposing japan's highly radioactive nuclear waste must soon decide where to put it. no municipalities have offered to host a dom as authorities had hoped members of the panel last month propose that the government will have to choose the most scientifically feasible sites by itself. opinion on the
CNBC
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
. germa germany seem siemens isn't accepting that bid. >> reporter: they can solicit unsolicited bids. to that end, siemens is ready to sweeten an earlier bid, offering to swap some not all of the power assets along with cash. they called ge's offer compelling, alstom has untildown kd 2nd to make a decision. it would then seek approval of the company shareholders as well as the labor board. alstoms largest expects if offer. if approved it will immediately add to the companyings earnings eight to ten cents a share. it will mean that 75% of ge's operating mar jens will come from its industrial operations by 2016. that's important because it's targeted 70% of margins from industrial operations. so that allows it to exceed that goal. it sees $1.2 billion in cost savings. the therm am renewables and businesses would be the biggest acquisition of the ceo's 13.5 year tenure. in a statement. they say it furthers ge's strategy of expanding into industrial businesses leak power and water. now, when news of the ge bid first leaked, alstom is considered an industrial treasure. politicians were al
Bloomberg
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
incentives -- >> policies like germany. why can't we be more like germany? dividedse we have a government in washington that is completely gridlocked on the subject of economic policy. so we get absolutely nothing out of washington leading the fed to carry the bomb. impetus on one particular level of policy and it's already so pushed to the extreme, potentially bad things are going to happen down the road. he will have unintended consequences. maybe another financial crisis you're notnt. helping the long-term unemployed. >> you worked for years at bear economics. now rdq do you still have the worry of future inflation? inflation could be a problem in the future? >> i do. right now, the liquidity the fed idle on banks balance sheet. we start to reconnect the banks willingness to lend with the amount of reserve they have available, the money supply could literally explode and the fed could do little about it. we saw that in the 1970's. we have sort of forgotten about the potential for that to happen. i think that risk is there. >> we're thrilled to have you here on fed day. even more thrill
Bloomberg
Apr 30, 2014 4:00am EDT
said that germany and france share similar social and political economies and it would be much easier for france to intervene with a german company then it would be with a u.s. company. that says a lot about his attitude towards what they call anglo-saxon capitalism. >> this is something we have seen over and over again. the left-leaning side of the socialist party. how should we take these comments? >> for readers and viewers who are not familiar with french politics, it is important to note that the socialist party has always had a business wing and a hard left wing. universe, nate montebourg is very much on the left. there are competing strands in the socialist party and we saw that on monday, when the government tried to walk back much worse comments over the weekend about favoring siemens. there is a concern about being seen as close for business, hostile towards investment. the fact that ge has gone far enough to announce what they have announced today suggests that the business wing is one that is round, at least for now. >> thank you very much. >> shares of sale are coming thi
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 7:00pm PDT
truly because when you look in the balance of trade with germany vs eu. it's about equal. when you look at value of goods germany exports to the u n in imports from you in there about the same town where germany has been good is in the exporting of view of the asian markets and off you know that exploiting bills market opportunities which to me don't seem so much to be constrained by cost. it's not cost that blocks you from delivering high quality goods to china to cost. it's not a question of the german labor costs than has any impact on animal machine tools that are exported and high prices to china square is to europe there is a balance of goods exported to europe and imported from europe. when you look at it between germany it's not easy. back to the question belt tightening. many of the left of the socialist party staying away from the vote this tuesday for saying that they would abstain. when lily white and one cleaned up finances with sluggish great but nor do i want to kill spent and household purchasing power or investment in the region is expected of them. sen wanted diet heal
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 6:30am PDT
. over the head of the future of germany's torah. the main tenant law comes over to her who would have to go to this region. and that would be certain because it is anyways this is the good stuff is so high that day. a time. and it's yours but you do read this are probably negotiated against something you would not just sweets but you don't know you know quips are you telling your children your. although dollars for and how we're going to do is find a hat that she'll be there she sees them he knows enough to understand the things i meant when she when and where they can break into. shias who are new. i was cool. it was good to all who coached few days i went easy to catch you because i'm that guy. and the sentiment. today i've got to sit tight. speaking of that guy. i imagine that's you realize that for sure la son who just announced he would run again for president you are the perfect propaganda tool because he can say well. the people i'm fighting against our people were holding foreigners western foreigners especially hostage to the t o i'm very much aware of is is some dispute and
LINKTV
Apr 29, 2014 5:30am PDT
recovering from virus, hoping to finish the job in germany. >> it has been a good season so far. we are happy to be in the position we are. there is still a lot of work. we will concentrate on each name as it comes. already,4 goals ronaldo is one goal away from setting a record. may be, of course, we hope, but i do not know how it was translated from what was said about sb already through. i think it will be a hard game. it will be difficult as we lay against a very strong team. we have little advantage over them from the first leg. we're going to try to make the most of it. to sayhink it is silly we believe we are already through. because, as i told you, it is going to be a very, very tough match. bayern dominated possession an were caught cold after early goal and counterattack. the spaniards will likely deploy a similar approach again. asked if we were going to change tactics and if you told the team about previous six of the cover he says i do not think we will change much with our tactics. andrn have their own game their own philosophy. they will not change from that. bitight do things a
BBCAMERICA
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
manchester group and visitors from germany and japan. it may not look much, but manchester has been listening to people like tommy and making small changes to transport housing social care. taking accounts of all people in every policy decision they make. on a tour of the area, the international delegation sees shops with age friendly plans. >> definitely. it's a grass roots approach. it's based on reality of society. they try to make it the city everyone here can see. >> many changes here are small. manchester is leading the way in thinking, planning for the world of more and more older people. bbc news. >>> now south of the equator, stargazers are treated to the first solar eclipse of the year. this is known as annual eclipse seen in australia. the sun is almost obstetricured the moon. it's one of two for 2014. the second will be a partial in october which people in thehemi able to see. >>> a quick reminder of our top story. we brought you a twist in the tug of war with the issue in ukraine. russia describes the unprecedented increase in nato and u.s. presence at borders. russia says they h
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
there. third, the largest supply of natural gas going into germany, and other eurtugal countries, they can't handle the tough sanctions if russia puts a stop to their natural gas. forthhough poland and so is tracking -- fracking a lot more. russia is the main gas supplier. we have to learn how to trade with them. of the gasesng rid from syria. they are trying to help. buy people with uneven vinegar. congress is thinking the old , back in theods 50's and 60's. it is a different time now. we are doing trade with china. but we are not doing anything with russia. they are the second strongest power in the world, and they could nuke us right off the planet. steve, what are you proposing, then? more diplomatic outreach with russia? more trade? caller: give the more say so in the g-8. wantger trade ties that we in the far east. things they want in europe and so forth. it is basic math and principles. let me bounce a few things off of you from what you said. here's daniel sanford. he covers russia, moscow for the bbc. he put this out. map of the day from the shell brochure. look at the m
BBCAMERICA
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
that germany would rather forget. nazi propaganda movies republican on the screen ago. but should they did be? ♪ find yourself. in an accomodation... where you get to do... whatever it is that you love to do! booking.com booking.yeah! [ mom ] oh the weekend we'll have at the shore with waffles and laughs for our family of four. the pool is there waiting, don't you dare fret. there's no need to ask, "are we there yet?" [ male announcer ] be a weekender at hotels like hampton and embassy suites. book now at hiltonweekends.com. >>> this is bbc world news. i'm geeta guru-murthy with the top story this is hour. eu targets president putin's government as it imposes sanctions on 15 prominent russians over ukraine. reports from nigeria say the 200 abducted schoolgirls may have been taken a broad and sold into marriage. >>> if you're in charge of a whole country, you might think someone would pay your energy bills for you where you work. that's not the case in pakistan. it's reported the office of the prime minister has been cut off. it's embarrassing the prime minister because he just acknowledged
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
at the rally came to watch television and the president casting his vote in germany. the kurdish leader not in public for two years and treated in berlin after a stroke in 2012. 22 million iraqis are eligible to vote on wednesday. one of the main campaign issues in iraq is poverty and nearly 10 million iraqis live on or below poverty line and living on less than $5 a day and many of the poorest have no faith that a vote will change anything. >> reporter: baghdad throws away these people used to bill and call it tin city, a sprawling slum in the northeast where at least 25,000 people live. from all over builders and other tradesmen drop trash here and they used this to dumb to build homes. as the children play he worries about the future and he not only looks after his own daughters but provides a home for five orphans whose parents died in the violence that plagues the city. >> translator: this is an oil-rich country but i've been living like this for 15 years. i don't have anything. the politicians come and make empty promises. we are fed up. we can't handle living like this anymore.
CNBC
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am EDT
's stronger than what france can do. it means that europe must have a strong growth everywhere, in germany, spain, uk, to go to converge to this target. >> do you think the french economy would be able to benefit from the growth from other countries? >> that's one of the targets of the plan is to say we tried to improve the company's situation and in that case, it will be both to capture the eurozone trajectory. that's the target of the government. >> phillip, when we tried to reform the french economy, there's always something funny or perhaps even worrying. the best reform in france is always the one that is not impacting myself. so french people are reluctant of the impact of the reform. >> it's mostly everywhere always the same thing. it's always better when your neighbor is changing its mind in this situation. what we see and what is important currently in france is that gdp per capita growth, it means that what you earn is what i lost. there's one winner, one loser. and that's why it's practically difficult at this moment of the cycle. that's why manuel vass ask ed, o try to make thi
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am EDT
a strong euro run parody of germany taking back towards that mandated two percent, at least in germany. the big one for the eurozone comes out tomorrow. and itget low inflation moves gradually back towards target? look for tomorrow's number for any indication of that. europe surges-other day. up by 6/10. plenty of m&a and corporate activity to talk about. $1 trillion worth of bills so far. if you look at earnings, not so good. 44% of the companies on the stock 600. only 40. 4%. you can see the pessimism around you is earnings. so far. missing european stocks are higher. european futures are higher as well. >> jonathan ferro, thank you very much, indeed very >> earlier, we looked at how bp's business in the country could be affected. now, let's look at a different side effect, possible side effect of sanctions. ceo.e joined by christie's he joins us for an exclusive conversation. his gray chevy here. thank you for coming in. soon.a bit too next week we have our impressionist sale in new york city. our impressions right now is that there won't be that much change in the activity of our k
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 1:00am EDT
the contours of his huge industrial company in germany. they're about to announce that next wednesday. for them, it is really a fly in the ointment. i'm interested to see whether tomy do get that bid for als coming from siemens at all. these giantsh of will have the chance of winning? >> according to people who are boardg to alstom, their is leaning more towards ge. there are couple of reasons for that. you have less industrial overlap that you would with the german company. ant for import francois hollande. for him the most important thing is jobs and maintaining operations in france. energy policy ways on the government as well. in germany you have an energy policy where they want to scrap nuclear. france you have nuclear supplying 70% of their electricity. the final if you look at all of this is it could come down to the politics. when you ask a have to sell one of these big companies, it could be easier for france to sell a siemens offered that it would be for ge. snubfrance really want to the united states? it is a balancing act there. >> and people think of monaco, they think of casinos,
PBS
Apr 28, 2014 5:30pm PDT
to death in egypt following a mass trial a battle royale french industrial giant. germany's siemens or us conglomerate ge what lessons are on to the ukrainian city of donetsk in the east where pro and anti russian activists adult in the streets leaving fourteen people injured some seriously as the situation in eastern ukraine becomes more volatile the united states and the eu have unveiled a new round of sanctions against russia. targeting top government advisors and the number of companies of these new sanctions were milder than men in moscow had feared. washington says the kremlin is not doing enough to rein in separate groups another building seems to be more barricades going on a pro russian activists in the town of content in each cup about what a find the latest conquest on monday it was another sign that the separatist movement in eastern ukraine remains undiminished. brussels european union ambassadors scampered to discuss additional sanctions against russia which the eu and usa is actively backing the rebels. washington has expanded its own list of sanctions which now include exp
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